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echo-hawk talks about the u.s. government's adoption of the u.n. declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples and discusses what needs to be done to implement it and create a more just society for native americans. this is about an hour 15. [applause] >> wow. [laughter] i have to thank you, professor. i couldn't ask for a more wonderful than and generous, kind introduction. i paid her to say all of that. [laughter] but i am very pleased to be here at asu's sandra day o'connor's college of law and appreciate the opportunity to speak. and i especially want to thank greg hill the executive director of the indian legal program, darlene and of course patty ferguson for inviting me to be here. i am just so pleased and glad and honored to once again be here at the college and to be part of this lecture series. i have to say at the outset that the program is certainly well known nationally. as a national leader in education and the field of federal indian law. over the years i have very much valued my opportunity to work with the esteemed professor here in various matters. the p
referred to the use of chemical weapons in syria as a redline. he used obama's own words. the u.n. secretary general, jeff feldman, the highest ranking american at the united nations in the former assistant secretary for eastern affair and ambassador to lebanon was in iran in august talking to them prior to the u.s.-russia deal as things were being worked out. these things were being discussed. i interviewed foreign minister when he was in new york, and basically the headline was we have a history of use of chemical weapons. we have destroyed chemical weapons. we can help in the process. they sported the process all along. in fact a deputy foreign minister was in moscow when the agreement was announced. an interesting coincidence. them willing to help was in the process. while we're on the subject of syria. one of our writers, jeffrey aaronsohn said something fascinating about syria in a recent article. he said syria is the arena or where the basic prerequisite for progress on the u.s.-iran agenda recognizing core interests and facing mechanisms to safe guard them are being forged
the fbi in 76 offices overseas, including, i had agents assigned at europol, interpol, u.n. headquarters in new york. among discussions was either to eliminate or cut by 50% the fbi's international offices. again, another act of absolute stupidity. i want to go to the hill and argue anybody who raises the issue to tell them how stupid it is, why we need the relationships, why we need representations, and how every day it affects u.s. and health of the u.s. national security. an example of that, a particular u.s. senator i will not name, landed once in a foreign country, greeted by the fbi agent there, and his remark was, well, i guess the fbi's sun never sets on the fbi. the agent was polite and everything, but he could have said, the sun never sets on u.s. interests either, pal. [laughter] thank you. [applause] >> we have a lot of agreements and initiatives that i had to talk about the americas with the americans. i'm concerned about how demanding that it's been used to help been misused, and who -- a lot of money has been lost, and more concerning to me is to see that a lot of people t
. somebody should pay attention. [applause] >> i just came from the u.n. mental health sustainability conference. thank you for your good work and the importance of these >> and the more ethical society in new general as well as juvenile rehabilitation. in terms of you mentioned language and empathy, as a group in westchester that belonged to a good focus in terms of coalition of mutual respect, a function in october and they are saying the issues of dignity and empathy, how do we talk to which other, work together as a reverend or a rabbi. is a reverent, a black reverend and white rabbi and how do we work together for a culture of mutual respect? local to global including new york state and new york city be a model for those issues including better education and don't you think this is a moment in time in terms of poverty that is a particular opportunity that there's so much dissatisfaction, the issues of benign neglect, so much poverty in the world and violence in the world but it is not just as one gentleman said, excuses given by conservatives, it is vote middle-class as well as s
in the executive branch. we can't go out and talk about it. >> i would just add that the u.n. report which came out just a few days before the amnesty report, i think, in timeline hits this point very hard, on transparency. it's quite a nice report. yes, right here. >> hi -- [inaudible] i'm from upi. i was just wondering if terms of you said that some of the attacks might be mistaken, and i was wondering would you advocate for repercussions in those cases? and also there is critique that oversight and transparency would interfere with national security decisions, so if you could comment on that as well. >> sure, two things. first of all, no. i -- this is war, okay? and that's what a lot of people don't understand. you know, in war mistakes are made, okay? all the a time. and as i said up front, you know, civilians suffer in a war zone. hay always do. they always do. and i think part of the problem with some of the arguments on the unmanned vehicles campaign is that we've tried to argue that, well, this is different because they're more discriminating. and all those things are true. it is, it is som
a decade ago when he was japan's ambassador to the u.n. nuclear energy. director amano will start his second term as the head of the iaea after taking the helm in 2009. he has starred the agent -- stamped the agency with his own style. in that spirit, i hope we can have a good session with my questions and with the audience's. first, getting follow up on this meeting which you had with iranian deputy foreign minister and then it was a meeting of the two sides, the atmosphere of the talks, as you said, was better. but the question is, when will we see concrete progress such as a visit to the parchin site? >> yes, we had a meeting with iran on the 28th and 29th of october. this is the second meeting between iran and iaea after mr. rouhani became the president. and the first one took place at the end of september. it was a get to know each other meeting. last meeting was a very positive meeting, and there was some -- it was productive, and there were some positive developments. and important ting that there was a change. -- thing that there was a change. there was a change of tone, yes,
. the american phone records allowed the n.s.a. to determine that a u.s. phone was used to contact an individual associated with this terrorist organization. i'm appreciative that the n.s.a. was able to apprehend this individual, but it does not provide overwhelming evidence that this program is necessary. as senator rod wyden from oregon noted, the n.s.a. could have gotten a court order to get the phone records in question. so, in essence, congress has authorized a program that invades the privacy of millions of americans with little to show for it. the results simply do not justify this massive invasion of our privacy. that is why i want to end bulk collection practices authorized under section 215 of the patriot act and i join senator leahy to introduce a bipartisan, bicameral u.s.a. freedom afnlg . this legislation, among other things, will rein in the dragnet collection of data by the national security agency. it will stop the bulk collection of americans' communications records by ending the authorization provided by section 215 of the patriot act. some in this chamber will argue that this
not only iraq but syria but u.s.ot interests elsewhere n the region. and beyond. draws in iran. it's really. this is organization that grew out of al qaeda in iraq branch of al qaeda and now calls itself variously al qaeda in the levant or al qaeda in iraq and syria. so, by its own moniker it is calling itself something larger than iraq. the goal from the u.s. side is genuinely help maliki. the u.s. agrees that this is a much larger threat than it was even six months ago. and i worthy of more u.s. suppo. the challenge is convincing congress to go along wit because of a very, very long list of complaints that congress particularly in the administration behind ite with the way mall flick can i has governed. >> host: anne, how great is al qaeda's influence in iraq? >> guest: political influence is not great at all. but illt has resurged in rather spectacular fashion about over the last six months. as recently as a year ago al qaeda in iraq was not dead but really not a, not a daily presence. you would see anc bombing here d there. it wasn't something that nouriel malikith worried much about an
triumphant goodness of humanity. my mother was a registered nurse, and my father, who served in the u.s. army dental corp., was also for over 20 years president of the n -- naacp for the state of illinois. he worked actively in the signing of the civil rights act in 1964. in he could see me here today testifying in front of the united states senate, he would be beaming with pride and amazed at how far his daughter had come until he came to understand what brought me here. i appear before you because my son jordan was shot and killed last november while sitting in the backseat of a friend's car listening to loud music. the man who killed him opened fire on four unarmed teenagers, even as they tried to move out of harm's way. that man was em empowered by the stand your ground statute. i'm here to tell you there was no ground to stand. there was no threat. no one was trying to invade his home, his vehicle, nor threatened him or his family. there was a vociferous argument about music during which the accused, michael dunn, did not feel that he was treated with respect. you're not going talk to me
, senator. we have to find that balance between the civil liberties and privacies of a u.s. citizen versus national security interests. that's where we're doing it. i do not have, as a representative of d.n.i., the luxury of going into a social media or publicly available database, pull information out of there and submit it as being the truth. the government has a responsibility and obligation to the citizens to ensure that information is true and accurate before we use it in an adjudicated process. >> i know my time is up. i can tell you obviously when our teenagers go online and get important information on social media and that yet we're not going to use it to find out that someone is involved in something, i think that's -- that's a little hard to believe. we need to take a commonsense approach to this. so my time is up. i also think we need to have random checks on people instead of relying on their own self-reporting. >> senator. thank you. senator heitkamp. >> thank you. i think this is such a critically important response and quick response to this horrible tragedy and i hope that
of the counterbalancing of the two forces there is a pure u.n. at kiev's were in control of their own destiny. during that period you saw modernization and change more rapid and dramatic then you have seen anywhere in this country. that period ended when, and the pendulum swinging back and forth started to swing so fast and far that it finally crashed and the country succumbed to a coup by the small communist group that was quickly followed by the soviet invasion. i would contend from that day to this we are still in the aftermath of the soviet invasion. that pretty much destroyed the fabric of the country. the 6 million refugees the destruction of the villages, the tearing apart of the tribal structures and the creation of a state of war in which the old traditional afghan systems for generating leadership gave way to a new system that was in that state of chaos if you had it done and were good with it you would end up being important. so that brought all whole of their class of the fbi leaders that our commanders now they call them or boards and data entered the fray. with the soviets left the all
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